Today POCO organized an online event to reveal its latest smartphone in India. The company announced the POCO M3 smartphone which was already revealed for the global market in the last year. Only a few backs in November, POCO released M2 for the Indian market and now they have come up with its successor. The POCO M3 falls in the mid-range smartphone category and features a tall aspect ratio screen with a massive 6,000mAh battery. The best part about the phone is its price which is roughly starting from Rs. 9,999.
The phone has an IPS LCD panel of 5.3-inches. POCO didn't try anything crazy with the refresh rate and keep it to the usual 60Hz which helps the company to produce a lower-cost smartphone. The phone has a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The device has a Gorilla Glass 3 protection for the front panel. The device comes with support for Widevine L1 for playback of streaming content from OTT platforms. The phone has a unique large-sized rectangle-shaped camera housing on the rear side of the phone that has a 48-megapixel primary camera with f/1.79 aperture and two 2-megapixel camera sensor for creating depth effects and taking macro shots without compromising the quality of the pictures.
The POCO M3 also supports photography features like AI beautify, AI scene detection, night mode, portrait mode, panorama, and time-lapse, etc. You can shoot 120fps slow-motion video on the phone along with 1080p video at 30fps. The POCO M3 has a snapdragon 662 processing chip under its hood along with LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 21 and 2.2 internal storage options. The POCO M3 comes with other features such as dual stereo speakers, an IR blaster, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone will be available in two variants in India with 6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage configurations. You can purchase the phone in Yellow, Cool Blue, and Power Black colors. The POCO M3 will go on sale starting from Feb 9 at 12PM local time in India on Flipkart. ICIC bank card owners would get a flat discount of 1,000 on the device.
Smartphone brands like Xiaomi and Redmi has pushed affordability to the next level. Xiaomi has been working in India for five years now and it has radically transformed the consumer's trend towards budget-friendly phones. Despite many big and expensive brands like iPhone and Samsung it has managed to not just survive but to convince people that there is no need of paying extra money for the specs they can have it a less amount of the money. The Poco F1 by Xiaomi was just another great phone. Although it couldn't make a huge stir in the industry, it was a starting point for the upcoming smartphones.
The new POCO X2 is designed for youth and equip with great features and entertainment capabilities. The phone comes in 8GB/256GB variant of the POCO X2. You may feel it a slightly heavy and not for people with small hands. If you go through the specs, it is essentially the same device as the Redmi K30 4G. Maybe the reason behind the similarity is the collaboration between Redmi and Xiaomi teams. POCO X2 is limited to the Indian market now and may extend to other countries in the future. The display is 6.67-inches and has a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels with an aspect ratio of 20:9.
The POCO X2 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 730G processor and belongs to budget-category smartphones. In real life, it's a decent processor and fast enough to handle videos or games pretty easily. The device comes with a quad-camera setup on the rear side. The main camera lens is 64MP, the second camera is 2MP wide-angle lens, and 2MP macro lens, and 2MP depth sensor. The POCO X2 runs on Android 10 out of the box. The phone is powered with a large 4,500mAh battery and comes with a 27W fast charger.
POCO, a spin-out brand out of Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is making its transition towards being an independent firm. The POCO F2 Pro, just like its predecessor hit the high price tag. It features an edge-to-edge 6.67-inch full HD+ AMOLED display screen with 2400 x 1080 pixels. The device is equipped with the latest network technology to support 5G connectivity. It has an in-screen fingerprint scanner that is fast enough to give users a smooth unlocking experience. The phone has a quad-core rear camera system with a pop-up front camera that tucks away when not needed without making any mechanical sounds. It also features a 3.5mm headphone jack that is often missed by flagship smartphones.
The device comes in two variants: one model has 6GB RAM and 128GB storage that is roughly cost around $540. The other model features 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage that cost around $560. Both of these models operate on Android 10 and went on sale starting Tuesday through Chinese E-commerce sites. The company also has a plan to sell it on Amazon and other international big websites including its official website. The phone support dual-SIM, a popular feature in many Asian countries.
The phone is powered by Qualcomm's flagship octa-core Snapdragon 865 processor, with Adreno 650GPU. The company also claims to design the largest vapor chamber to support liquid cool in any smartphone. This technology helps to keep the device cool even when a user is playing graphic-intensive games such as Fortnite and Pubg on the mobile phone. The phone has a 64MP camera by Sony as a primary lens, with a 13MP ultra-wide lens, a 5MP macro, and one 2MP depth sensor lens in the camera system. The selfie-camera is housed in a pop-up camera casing. The front camera can take pictures up to 20MP. The rear camera system is capable of recording videos in 8K resolution at 24fps and 4k at 60fps. The phone is available in Neon Blue, Electric Purple, Cyber Grey, and Phantom white colors. The battery is 4,700mAh with support for fast charging and ships with a 33W charger in the box.
Poco M3 Pro 5G smartphone was launched in Europe a few weeks ago and it was one of the cheapest 5G smartphones launched so far. The phone features a 6.50-inch massive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080x2400 pixels.
The announcement was made by the official POCO India Twitter account today and it stated that the device will be announced on June 8 in India. The device will be available online by Flipkart on the same day.
The phone is powered by a 5G network configuration and runs on an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor. The phone has integrated 4G of RAM and has 64GB internal storage. The phone is powered by a large 5,000mAh non-removable battery that is good enough to keep the phone functional all day long with a single charge. The phone uses proprietary fast charging as well.
Poco M3 Pro 5G runs on the latest stable version of the Android operating system - Android 11 with MIUI 12 is based on Android 11. The Poco M3 Pro 5G is a dual-SIM smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. Connectivity options on the Poco M3 Pro 5G include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v5.10, NFC, and USB Type-C. Sensors on the phone include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor. The Poco M3 Pro 5G supports face unlock.
For the camera, it uses triple-camera systems on the rear side with a 48 MP primary camera, 2 MP macro, and a 2 MP depth camera. The phone features dual-led dual tone flash, HDR, and panorama features as well. You can shoot up to 4k videos at 30 fps and HD video at 30, 60, and 120 fps. The selfie camera uses an 8 MP wide camera sensor with Panorama features. You can shoot HD video at 30fps with a selfie camera. The phone also features Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass sensors. In India, it will be priced at around 16,600 INR.
The POCO X2 was released last year, but it has consistent growing demand even today. When compared against the specs and price of the recently launched similar phones, it wasn't possible to find any shortcomings in the device. The one thing that really stood out was its rear camera which allows users to shoot some really decent photos at a maximum resolution of 64 megapixels.
However, recently multiple users have not been able to do that. The app tends to freeze pretty often or displays a black screen altogether. Some users also reported the ‘can't connect to camera' error message that appears when opening up the camera app. Trying to access the macro or the ultra-wide camera feature was also inaccessible. These issues were later on acknowledged and marked as software-related by the phone manufacturers.
In a press release statement shared on Twitter, the company said that almost 0.2% people have reported the camera issues. Nevertheless, they apologize to those affected. They also shared a picture of a step-by-step solution to this problem. So, here is how you can work around.
Clean Camera app data - to do this, Open Settings > Search Manage apps > Search Camera > Clear Data > Clear all data
Reboot the phone
Check if the camera is working
If the solution doesn't work for you, the company wants you to report it on the services and feedback app, and upload the device logs under the camera section. The services and feedback app is amongst the pre-installed apps and located in the app drawer. The user can also visit the nearest service center with the feedback generated ID to get the issue fixed by the engineers and support at the center.
Poco M2 Pro was launched last week in India and now it is ready to go on sale for the first time via Flipkart. The phone features some impressive specifications that usually cost a lot in other brands. The phone has a quad-camera system at the rear side, an octa-core processor to enhance the speed, and a large battery to support the full-day usage.
The design of the phone looks similar to Redmi Note 9 pro. The Poco M2 Pro comes in three different memory and storage configurations. The 4GB + 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 13,999, while the 6GB + 64GB storage option is priced at Rs. 14,999 and the variant with 6GB + 128GB storage costs around Rs. 16,999. The phone comes in three color options - Blue, Green, and Black. Although there are Green and Green, and two shades of black as well that makes it a total of 5 colors. Flipkart is offering some discounts to interested consumers. The customers can avail up to 5% cashback on Flipkart Axis Bank credit card and 5% off with Axis Bank Buzz credit card. You can also purchase the phone on Flipkart using the installment package that lets you pay back up to 12 months.
Poco M2 Pro is a dual-SIM phone and runs on MIUI 11, based on Android 10. It features a 6.67-inch full HD+ display with a 20:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 720G SoC with up to 6GB LPDDR4X RAM. The phone has a quad-camera system at the rear side that comprises of a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel secondary camera with an ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5-megapixel macro shooter, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Of selfies, it houses a 16-megapixel shooter in the center hole-punch design.
You get up to 128GB of onboard storage that can be further extended via microSD card using up to 512GB. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner as well. To keep you busy all day long, the phone is powered by a 5,000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging. The phone seems solid for this price but we are looking for real reviews. Do let us know what do think of it in the comment sections below.
Poco has officially teased the Poco X3 Pro and its possible release date. The company decided not to hide anything about the upcoming phone release and went straightforward. The letter is intended for the Poco family. The letter itself seems interesting, talking about why no other smartphone has managed to beat the Poco insane value for money standards set by the Poco F1. Since the cost and taxes have increased slightly up, so 21,000 Rs. phones can't get flagship Snapdragon processing chip.
But not that there is some fragment of the letter written in bold format. If we are reading this right, the Poco X3 Pro is set to be released on March 30. The phone recently got multiple certifications, so It's not surprising to see a date that is already approaching. Almost 30 months ago Poco launched the Poco F1 and the teaser is an indication that this model will be a redesigned and upgraded model of its predecessor. The X3 Pro listing shows that the device will feature a 6.67-inch display with a full HD+ display and a higher 120Hz refresh rate.
The Poco X3 Pro is expected to be powered by the latest and fast Snapdragon 860 processor which is an upgrade available for most flagship smartphones. However, the chipset will only arrive with a 4G connection and not the 5G. We also expect to have the phone with 6GB RAM / 128GB internal storage, and 8GB / 256GB variants. Available colors include Blue, Black, and Bronze colors. The company is launching the phone with a starting price of 250 euro in Europe which should be around Rs. 20,000 in India. The phone will feature a 5,200mah battery. We will be getting more leaks as time goes by, so stay tuned for more information.
POCO has been focusing on one smartphone for nearly two years, but now the company has tried to add multiple smartphones to its existing and new series in 2020. They have introduced a new smartphone - called POCO M3, which is a direct successor of the relatively recent smartphone POCO M2. Usually, the successor phones take a similar design but the company has completely redesigned the new phone on the rear side and put a new chipset from Snapdragon instead of choosing a chip from MediaTek.
The most obvious change in the M3 is the rear design. The brand completely redesigned the back design, making it more of today's design and youth-centric. The design looks expensive as compared to the price tag which is really a refreshing option among its cheaper-looking rivals. The camera is placed in a rectangular shape housing on the top left corner like many other budget series mobile phones, however, the camera unit is placed inside a larger, all-black housing with a big POCO logo on the right side in the vertical fashion. The phone features a large 6.53-inch IPS LCD waterdrop/ dot-drop display as its predecessor with FHD+ resolution and has a gorilla glass protective cover to save the phone in case of accidental fall. The phone also comes certified with TUV Rheinland's low blue light certification.
The POCO M3 comes with a large 6,000mAh battery inside that should keep you going for more than a day. This is a significant upgrade from the 5,000mAh battery found on the POCO M2. And what's surprising is that both phones have the same weight despite of the battery difference. The phone still supports only 18W charging, so it should take even longer to fully charge this battery.
The previous model had a quad-camera system with the ultra-wide-angle sensor which the company decided to skip this time, leaving you with a triple camera setup instead of a quad-camera setup found on its predecessor. But to compensate for the loss of an important camera sensor, M3 has come with a larger 48MP f/1.79 as a primary camera sensor. There are two other camera sensors, a 2MP macro camera sensor, and a 2Mp depth sensor. On the front side, you get an 8MP f/2.0 selfie shooter. The phone is running MIU12 for Poco, which is based on Android 10. The phone is available with 4GB RAM and 64GB and 128GB internal storage for $129 and $149 respectively.
It's been six months already when POCO launched M3 and now the company has decided to come up with an upgraded version with 5G network capability. The vanilla M3 is relatively an entry-level smartphone. And even the 5G phone has almost similar specs. The biggest difference between the Pro version and standard version is its design.
The designers behind the smartphone have come up with an absolutely new design for the pro model. The camera module is, although, a vertical housing, but the large black rectangular design that used to feature the tiple camera setup has been removed. The M3 Pro has a new back cover design with two rounded shapes near the camera with the company's logo inside. While the standard phone has some leather-like material on the back, the Pro model uses a mirror-reflecting coating.
The Pro model has an LCD display with 1080 resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. The water drop selfie camera housing has been replaced with a hole-punch screen. The hole size is kind of large that a few users may not like much but considering it a 5G mobile phone with a 90Hz screen and smaller price tag, it could be ignored.
Now when it comes to the battery, the POCO M3 Pro uses the same battery as the M3, it only supports 18W charging power, but the box contains a 22.5w charger. 18w charging power is still slow to fill the 5000mAh battery. Half an hour charges to 35%, and one hour to charge to 67%. It takes 116 minutes to fully charge to 100%.Compared to the M3, this smartphone is just about 5G support and a higher refresh rate. Although you may like the design too. The phone is currently available for just $338 on Chinese E-commerce website and hopefully will hit the other regional markets soon.